For a majority of us, Christmas festivities start the second we wrap up our Thanksgiving dinner. But if you need a little help getting in the holiday spirit and transforming the grouchy Scrooge inside you into the effervescent Buddy the Elf, these quotes will take you there in no time at all. From holiday inspiration to a few comedic Christmas lines and even some sentimental sayings that’ll immerse you in the holiday spirit right away, I’ve got a little bit of everything for you today. So without further ado, let’s dive into the 25 holly, jolly Christmas quotes.
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“One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.” — Andy Rooney
“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” — Buddy the Elf, Elf
“Just because I cannot see it doesn’t mean I can’t believe it!” — The Nightmare Before Christmas
“Fine old Christmas, with the snowy hair and ruddy face, had done his duty that year in the noblest fashion, and had set off his rich gifts of warmth and color with all the heightening contrast of frost and snow.” — George Eliot
“Christmas is a baby shower that went totally overboard.” — Andy Borowitz
“What I don’t like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day.” — Phyllis Diller
“Christmas is the day that holds all time together.” — Alexander Smith
“Aren’t we forgetting the true meaning of Christmas? You know, the birth of Santa?” — Bart Simpson
“At this time of year, few fights evoke more feelings of cheer and goodwill than the twinkling lights of a Christmas tree.” — Queen Elizabeth II
“The way you spend Christmas is far more important than how much.” — Henry David Thoreau
“To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold.” — Aristotle
“Presents are the best way to show someone how much you care. It’s like this tangible thing you can say, ‘Hey man, I love you this many dollars-worth.” — Michael Scott, The Office
“We are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.” — Laura Ingalls Wilder
“Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance—each beautiful, unique, and gone too soon.” — Deborah Whipp
“Merry Christmas! If you are reading this from your hiding place in the bathroom, on the back porch, or in your childhood bedroom, because you cannot spend one more minute with your relatives, this is totally fine. You are doing great. You have built a life that works for you, and tomorrow, you get to go back to it.” — Emily McDowell
“Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.” — Dr. Seuss
“Damn! How low can you get, givin’ Kris Kringle a parking ticket on Christmas Eve? What’s next? Rabies shots for the Easter Bunny?” — Santa Claus in Home Alone
“Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To your opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.” — Oren Arnold
“Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.” — Mary Ellen Chase
“It’s not what’s under the christmas tree that matters but who’s around it.” — Charlie Brown, A Charlie Brown Christmas
“Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.” — Dr. Seuss, The Grinch
“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others.” — Bob Hope
“It’s Christmas Eve. it’s the one night of the year when we all act a little nicer, we smile a little easier, we cheer a little more. For a couple of hours out of the whole year, we are the people that we always hoped we would be.” — Frank Cross, Scrooged
“There’s nothing cozier than a Christmas tree all lit up.” — Jenny Han
“There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we’re here for something else besides ourselves.” — Eric Sevareid
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Wishing you a blessed and beautiful Christmas Eve!